Veterans

Herrera Beutler Helps Introduce Bill to Award Congressional Gold Medals to Fallen Servicemembers

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Congresswoman Jaime Herrera Beutler (WA-03) today, alongside 158 cosponsors in the U.S. House, introduced legislation to posthumously award the Congressional Gold Medal to the 13 U.S. military servicemembers who were killed in Afghanistan last week. The legislation will award the Congressional Gold Medal to Staff Sgt. Darin Taylor Hoover, Sgt. Johanny Rosario Pichardo, Sgt. Nicole Gee, Cpl. Hunter...

Herrera Beutler to VA: Maintain Accessible Medical Care for Lewis County Veterans

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Congresswoman Jaime Herrera Beutler is pressing the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to prioritize veterans’ medical needs and access to care after it was announced that the South Sound/Chehalis Community Outpatient Clinic that serves thousands of Southwest Washington veterans is slated to close this fall. In a letter to VA headquarters and the VA Puget Sound Health Care System, Herrera Beutler...

Herrera Beutler Introduces Bill to Allow Veterans, Active Duty Military, Gold Star Families Free Access to National and Public Parks

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Congresswoman Jaime Herrera Beutler (WA-03) today helped introduce legislation, the Veterans in Parks (VIP) Act, to give veterans and Gold Star Families free lifetime access to national parks and public federal lands and give active-duty military free annual passes. “While we will never be able to fully repay our brave men and women for donning the uniform and serving our nation, one small token o...

Herrera Beutler Helps U.S. House Advance PAWS for Veterans Therapy Act

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This week, the U.S. House passed the bipartisan Puppies Assisting Wounded Servicemembers (PAWS) for Veterans Therapy Act, co-sponsored by Congresswoman Jaime Herrera Beutler (WA-03). “Our brave men and women who have served in uniform know all too well the difficulties of transitioning back to civilian life. And with an average of 20 veterans committing suicide every day, and post-traumatic stress...

Troop Pay Bill Includes Herrera Beutler Initiative to Improve Medical Treatment for Military

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Congresswoman Jaime Herrera Beutler supported yesterday’s U.S. House passage of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which included her bill, the Reserve Medical Officer Parity Act, as well as a 3.1 percent pay raise for U.S. troops. Herrera Beutler introduced her bill earlier this year to better meet U.S. armed service members’ medical needs by allowing Reserve Medical Officers to continue serving past retirement age if the military has a need for more surgeons, medical specialists and doctors.

President Signs Jaime Herrera Beutler’s Purple Heart Bill

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U.S. Representative Jaime Herrera Beutler’s bill to make home mortgages more affordable for active duty service members wounded in combat became law after receiving the president’s signature last night. Herrera Beutler’s bill was included in the Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Act of 2019. Herrera Beutler’s legislation waives the funding fee for active duty Purple Heart recipients for loans guaranteed under the home loan program of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).

TO THE PRESIDENT: Senate Approves Jaime Herrera Beutler’s Bill to Assist Active Duty Purple Heart Recipients Afford Home Mortgages

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The Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Act of 2019, which included U.S. Representative Jaime Herrera Beutler’s bill to make home mortgages more affordable for active duty service members wounded in combat, was approved by the U.S. Senate last night and is headed to the president’s desk to become law. Herrera Beutler’s legislation waives the funding fee for active duty Purple Heart recipients for loans guaranteed under the home loan program of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).